Saturday, October 5, 2013

Brown Sugar Chewies

A few weeks ago I was looking through some old photo albums at my mom's house and came across this pic.
It's a pic of me mixing up the ingredients to make Brown Sugar Chewies.  It was the very first time Granny let me make a recipe solo (or as solo as at gets when Granny's involved). 
Funny thing is that Granny still uses that cookbook on the regular.
Recently I thumbed through the cookbook and found the recipe, so I decided it was time I revisited this recipe.  The simplicity of recipe makes it even easy for an 8 year old.

1 box light brown sugar
1 ½ sticks butter
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ c. self-rising flour
1 c. chopped nuts

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time. Add flour and mix well. Add vanilla & chopped nuts. I used less than a cup of mix of black walnuts and pecans. Bake in greased 9x13 pan at 325° for 35-40 minutes.
Without Granny to supervise me during this baking experience I inadvertently grabbed bread flour instead of self-rising.  I realized my mistake after putting in about a half cup and switched out the bread flour for the correct flour.  So my Chewies came out a tad bit more glutenous than planned, but they were still quite tasty nonetheless.The next time I make these I plan to experiment with a few addends like chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee, or coconut... But for now (and by now I mean this very instant) I'll just top them with a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.



  1. They look pretty good. I think those add-ins would put them over the top (in a good way)!

    1. I can't wait to try the add-ins! I think it's going to be sooner than later.

  2. Absolutely 'to die for' recipe. Oh how lucky to have a granny who makes recipes like this. It is going into my treasured "heirloom recipe" file. I am so lucky to have seen this in Pinterest. What a wonderful chewy treat! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. I'm glad to share it! These little chewy treats are so delicious. Thanks for stopping by!


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